Norwegian State Visit to Denmark, 1974

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The Danish Royal Family host their cousin King Olav V of Norway on this day in 1974, at the end of a three-day State Visit to Denmark and had formally welcomed him two days earlier in an Official Ceremony at the Amalienborg Palace, followed by a Luncheon with the Royal Family at the Fredensborg Palace, and a glittering State Banquet at the Christiansborg Palace hosted by Queen Margrethe (wearing the Danish Emerald Parure and the Order of St. Olav), Prince Henrik (in the Order of St. Olav) in honour of King Olav (in the Order of the Elephant). Queen Ingrid (wearing the Danish Ruby Parure and the Order of St. Olav), Princess Benedikte (in her Floral Tiara) and Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Hereditary Princess Caroline Mathilde (wearing Queen Alexandrine’s Russian Sapphire Tiara) were also in attendance.

Following a Gala Performance attended by the King, Queen (wearing the Pearl Poiré Tiara and Parure), Prince Henrik and Queen Ingrid (in the Floral Aigrette Tiara, Queen Alexandrine’s Sapphire Pendant, and her Daisy Brooch) at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, the King hosted a Return Banquet in honour of Queen Margrethe (wearing the Alexandrine Drop Tiara), Prince Henrik, and Queen Ingrid (in the Khedive of Egypt Tiara) on the Royal Yacht Norge.

2 thoughts on “Norwegian State Visit to Denmark, 1974

  1. Bluesaphire70, I was just about to say how fascinating it is that King Olav’s likeness lives on in his great-grandson Sverre Magnus! Such an inspiring family!

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